Richard Nixon attempted to deport John Lennon

pa-2372790John Lennon, following the impact of “Give Peace a Chance” and “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”, both strongly associated with the anti–Vietnam War movement, the Nixon administration, hearing rumors of Lennon’s involvement in a concert to be held in San Diego at the same time as the Republican National Convention, tried to have him deported. Nixon believed that Lennon’s anti-war activities could cost him his re-election. Continue reading “Richard Nixon attempted to deport John Lennon”